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nojnj
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posted 03-13-2005 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nojnj   Click Here to Email nojnj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
didn't Sir William Herschel discover pluto on this date in the late 1780's?

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-13-2005 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was actually a little closer to home - he discovered Uranus. Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930.

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nojnj
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posted 03-14-2005 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nojnj   Click Here to Email nojnj     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOPS thanks for the clarification.

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Originally posted by nojnj:
didn't Sir William Herschel discover pluto on this date in the late 1780's?


Please see my posting in this News Section of 17 Feb 2005 regarding Pluto. BIll

Rob Joyner
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posted 03-14-2005 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right Colin. February 18, 1930, to be exact. I'll never forget that one. My youngest sister was born 42 years later to the day!

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